[mythtv-users] Why does mythvideo update metadata while watching videos?

Christopher X. Candreva chris at westnet.com
Wed Feb 2 17:22:48 UTC 2011

On Mon, 31 Jan 2011, Bill Williamson wrote:

> See subject.  I was getting stuttering, and I finally ran mythtv via
> command line (for real time logging via console).  About 1/3 of the
> time I go to watch something it decides to start pulling metadata,
> especially if I haven't gone to mythvideo in a few hours.  Every
> stutter is exactly accompanied by processing a jpg from tvdb/etc.
> Is there any way to turn this off?  I understand it doing it in the
> background, but shouldn't it stop once I start watching a video?  Or,
> better yet, do this on the backend where it belongs?

Under Video Settings, Metadata settings, uncheck Perform metadata update 
after video scan

Chris Candreva  -- chris at westnet.com -- (914) 948-3162
WestNet Internet Services of Westchester

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